Technology & IT Services

Tahjia Chapman

Tahjia Chapman

Current City: Rockingham, NC
Chapter: Sandhills SCORE

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Content Strategist

Search engines have taken over the ease of online business and one's rank can determine if they grow or diminish in a single click of a button. My experience in search engine optimization (SEO), a relatively young field, began as an intern with an online lead generation company. Its evolved into ghostwriting for online marketing companies and small business owners unfamiliar with the importance of an online presence and/or building a reputable site that reaches a top position on Google, Yahoo and other leading search engines. 

If you're trying to figure out the basics of building an online presence, I can help you start this journey. The world of SEO and content marketing is exponential; your progress in building a solid online marketing plan is important no matter how small your company may seem. Growth requires globalization, credibility and organic content that reaches your target market. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a costly venture for most small businesses, but I will introduce techniques and lead you in a direction that exceeds your expectations while staying within your budget. 

Your budget means very little when you begin using the millions of tools and media outlets available online. I can introduce you to guerrilla marketing techniques that require very little investment as well as build the level of engagement you have with your current market.

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John Miller

John Miller

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

Expert in developing new business plans, expanding & improving existing businesses, and contracting-delivering many different business and consumer market goods & services.  During my career I developed the skills and reputation for analyzing and improving different businesses’ performances, including reliably delivering quality goods & services to markets-customers, and increasing short- and longer term business financial performance.

Began my business career in Home Repair/Construction, followed by being an Auto Shop Owner-operator prior to and during college.  After graduation I worked for 35 years in the Petroleum Oil Industry including Refining, Logistics & Distribution, Business Development & major asset acquisitions, and Commercial for Independent and Major Oil Companies.  My work experience and expertise included developing, managing and continuously improving the operating and financial performances of small-to-large Refining facilities, associated Logistics-Supply Chains, and Commercial operations.  I held many management positions including: VP of Refining, Refinery Manager (of 3 individual Refineries), Engineering Manager, and Manager for many other Operating Services Departments.  Engineering-technical experience included analyzing manufacturing-production facilities’ performances, and innovating, designing & constructing improvement-expansion projects; including upgrading staff/labor operating practices.  In addition I improved-optimized many Facilities’ production, minimized expenses/costs, and increased overall Facility’s revenues and maximize profit margins.  Each Refinery I Managed was operated as an independent business unit.  Management responsibilities included: Operations, Maintenance, Administration, Regulatory compliance (safety & environmental), Inventory management, Transportation (truck, rail & marine), Logistics (supply chains/inventory management), Utilities (power, fuels & water), and many other on-site support groups (Control Labs, Training, Fire/Security, Safety/Environmental, Warehousing, Public Relations, and Maintenance shops & offices/buildings).

Retired from Corporate life and became a Clean Energy Professional Analyst and Consultant.  In recent years, began Consulting with different small IT business startups and most recently joined the SCORE team and became a Certified Mentor to support Small Businesses and developing/new Entrepreneurs.

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Education

B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from UC Davis, CA, and a MBA from Saint Marys/UC Berkley, CA; Certified Professional Engineer in CA

Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson

Current City: Springfield, MO

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John Elrick

John Elrick

John Elrick

Current City: Winchester, VA

 

  • Westat 2015 -- present
    • Project Manager/Senior Systems Analyst/Scrum Master​
  • Fenestra Technologies 2001 - 2015
    • Project Manager/Senior Systems Engineer/Scrum Master​
  • Elrick Enterprises 1999 - present
    • Owner
  • Computer Solutions of Winchester 1997 - 1999
    • Founder/Owner
  • Software Management Services, Ltd. 1988 - 1999
    • Founder/CEO
  • Toner and Ribbon Remanufacturing 1989 - 1997
    • Co Founder/President
  • Interface Computer Training 1988 - 1990
    • Co Founder
  • PC Consultants 1984 - 1998
    • Founder/Owner

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Education

Institutional Education
CSU Global, Master of Science, Organizational Leadership, 2016 anticipated
CSU Global, Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership, 2010
Allegany College, Certificate of Data Processing, 1984

Continuing Education

Institute for Brain Potential, (October 23, 2014) Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation
Frederick County Community Leadership Program (2013 to 2014) CLP
Swift Software, (March 17 to 19, 2014) JobTraQ Workflow Training
American Society for Training and Development, (March 5 to 6, 2013) Coaching Certificate
Institute for Brain Potential, (November 5, 2012) How the Brain Forms New Habits: Why Willpower Is Not Enough. Brian King, PhD.
E-Myth Seminars, (March 1, 2012) Position Agreements
Toastmasters International (1995 - present)  Advanced Communicator Gold 2008
Otto Kruger Associates (2008) Myers Briggs Certified Practitioner
Rally Software (2005 Scrum Master Certification)

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Current City: North Adams, MA

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Jay Zwagerman

Jay Zwagerman

Current City: Monterey, CA

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Lisa Olson

Lisa Olson - Minneapolis, Minnesota SCORE Counselor

Lisa Olson

Current City: Pine City, MN

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Tony Deben

Tony Deben

Current City: Miami, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

A professional with extensive experience in sales, sales management and client support. Strengths include leadership, development and execution of sales and client support strategies, technical sales and services, staffing, financial management, employee recruiting, coaching and training, sales methodologies, organizational change management and project management. Fluent in Spanish.

 

 

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Education

Business Administration, Rutgers University

Total Quality Management Certification, IBM Corporation

Leadership Development Institute, Eckerd College

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Kenneth Watman

Kenneth Watman

Current City: Boston, MA
Chapter: Boston SCORE

15 years rising from junior researcher to a vice-president of the RAND Corporation, the federal government’s premier consultancy specializing in high technology industries, such as IT, aerospace, sensors, and advanced computer applications.
15 years as a member of the federal Senior Executive Service in positions including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director of the US Navy’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Deputy Director of US Air Force’s Strategic Planning directorate, and Director of FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness department.

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Education

Kenyon College, BA

Ohio State University, MA, PhD

Case Western Reserve, School of Law, JD

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